Oklahoma defense working to increase takeaways
That’s an area where the Sooners have struggled over their past three games, beginning with an Oct. 27 home loss to Notre Dame.
Over this stretch, Oklahoma has only one takeaway — a fourth-quarter interception by junior safety Tony Jefferson.
Last week, Oklahoma defensive backs had their hands on a few Baylor passes but failed to intercept one.
“For us, it’s about getting turnovers … in the past three weeks, we haven’t really gotten any,” said senior safety Javon Harris. “We’re gonna focus on really executing our game plan, and hopefully the ball will come to us.”
The current stretch is reminiscent of the season’s first three games, during which a Harris interception against Florida A&M was the Sooners’ only takeaway. Like this recent three-game stretch, OU went 2-1, losing 24-19 at home to Kansas State on Sept. 22.
Those OU turnover struggles ended in the Sooners’ fourth game, when the defense intercepted three passes at Texas Tech.
Saturday, the Sooners play at West Virginia, which, despite its four-game losing streak, has an offense built around a prolific passing attack like Texas Tech’s.
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